Isis is the Goddess of fertility and motherhood - creation.

She has gone by many names and played many roles in history and myth.

Many feel she was mary, mother of Jesus.

She is the essence of the feminine energy.

In Egypt: The Ennead

Human and semihuman forms of some of the chief Egyptian deities: 1) Horus, son of Osiris, a sky god closely connected with the king. 2) Set, enemy of Horus and Osiris, god of storms and disorder. 3) Thoth, a moon deity and god of writing, counting and wisdom. 4) Khnum, a ram god who shapes men and their kas on his potter's wheel. 5) Hathor, goddess of love birth and death. 6) Sobek, the crocodile god, Lord of the Faiyum. 7) Ra, the sun god in his many forms. 8) Amon, a creator god often linked with Ra. 9) Ptah, another creator god and the patron of craftsmen. 1O) Anubis, god of mummification. 11) Osiris, god of agriculture and ruler of the dead. 12) Isis, wife of Osiris, mother of Horus and Mistress of Magic.

Isis was the daughter of the God Geb (Earth) and the Goddess Nut (Sky) according to the Heliopolitan genealogy.

She was the wife and sister of Osiris and mother of Horus - God of day.

She is the mistress of words and the Goddess of Nature.

Many say she was a black woman.

Her original headdress was an empty throne chair

belonging to her murdered husband, Osiris.

Other symbols linked with her are the tat, knot or buckle, and the sustrum (rattle).

Isis was a magician, possibly the archetype for the high priestess of the tarot. She learned her magic from Thoth, although according to some legends she obtained her powers from Ra himself by tricking him into revealing his name to her, thus acquiring his full magical knowledge.

The magic was created with the rod

As the personification of the throne, she was an important source of the Pharaoh's power. Her cult was popular throughout Egypt, but the most important sanctuaries were at Giza and at Behbeit El-Hagar in the Nile delta.

Isis later had an important cult in the Greco-Roman world, with sanctuaries at Delos and Pompeii. To the Greeks she was known as Demeter - to the Romans as Ceres.

Her Latin epithet was Stella Maris, or "star of the sea".

The symbol of Isis in the heavens was the star Sept (Sirius), which was greatly beloved because its appearance marked not only the beginning of a new year, but also announced the advance of the Inundation of the Nile, which betokened renewed wealth and prosperity of the country.

As such Isis was regarded as the companion of Osiris, whose soul dwelt in the star Sah - Orion.

As the light-giver at this season of the year she was called Khut.

As the mighty earth-goddess her name was Usert.

As the Great Goddess of the Underworld she was Thenenet.

As the power which shot forth the Nile flood she was Sati, and sept,

As the embracer of the land and producer of fertility by her waters she was Anqet

As the producer and giver of life she was Ankhet.

As the goddess of cultivated lands and fields she was Sekhet.

As the goddess of the harvest she was Renenet.

As the goddess of food which was offered to the gods she was Tcheft, and lived in the Temple of Tchefau.

As the great lady of the Underworld, who assisted in transforming the bodies of the blessed dead into those wherein they were to live in the realm of Osiris, her name was Ament - the "hidden" goddess. As Ament she was declared to be the mother of Ra.

In this last capacity she shared with Osiris the attribute of "giver of life," and she provided food for the dead as well as for the living.

At a comparatively early period in Egyptian history Isis had absorbed the attributes of all the great primitive goddesses, and of all the local goddesses such as Nekhebet, Uatchet, Net, Bast, Hathor, etc., and she was even identified as the female counterpart of the primeval abyss of water from which sprang all life. In truth one soul played all of these roles.

It is manifestly impossible to limit the attributes of Isis, for we have seen that she possesses the powers of a water goddess, an earth goddess, a corn goddess, a star goddess, a queen of the Underworld, and a woman, and that she united in herself one or more of the attributes of all the goddesses of Egypt known to us.

After Osiris was murdered and dismemberedby Seth - Isis retrieved and reassembled his body of Osiris. In this connection she took on the role of a goddess of the dead and of funeral rites. Isis impregnated herself from the corpse and subsequently gave birth to Horus.

She gave birth in secrecy at Khemmis in the Nile delta and hid the child from Seth in the papyrus swamps. Horus later defeated Seth and became the first ruler of a united Egypt.

Isis, as mother of Horus, was by extension regarded as the mother and protectress of the pharaohs.

The depiction of the seated holding or suckling the child Horus

is reminiscent of the iconography of Mary and Jesus.

Her cult spread from Alexandria to all the Mediterranean countries, especially Greece and Rome, after the fourth century BC, and reached a peak in the third century BC. The cult died out in Rome after the institution of Christianity, and the last Egyptian temples to Isis were closed around 550 AD.

Her godson Rameses II, later became one of the most glorious rulers of Egypt. He was also Egypt's most famous builder, but it was his valor as a young man in the battle of Kadesh which inspired one of the world's first epic poems.

This great poem was recorded on temple walls

and papyrus during the reign of Rameses III.


The Isis Temple on Philae - built in the 30th Dynasty on an island in the Nile - originally faced a neighboring island, Biga, which was reserved for the priesthood of Osiris and was believed to be the first land to have emerged from the primordialchaos as well as being one of the burial places of Osiris.

Looking out from the temple sanctuary, or Holy of Holies, where the goddess resides. The sanctuary was thought to be the source of the waters of life and was once separated from the rest of the temple by a curtain.

Looking out from the temple sanctuary, or Holy of Holies, where the goddess resides. The sanctuary was thought to be the source of the waters of life and was once separated from the rest of the temple by a curtain.

The first pylon (the wall surrounding the entrance) is 18 metres high and 45 metres wide. The base stones represent the stones which appear as the waters of life recede.The small door in the west section of the pylon leads to the Birth House. At right angles to the pylon is the Gate of Ptolemy. The main portal in the center dates from Nectanebo II.

The second pylon shows pharoah(Neos Dionysos) offering sacrifice to Horus and Hathor; in the smaller scenes (above) he offers a wreath to Horus and Nephthys and incense before Osiris, Isis and Horus.

Osiris was an important god to both the Egyptian and Nubian royals because he was once a living king of Egypt. He married his sister Isis, 'Great of Magic'.

Their brother Seth, the evil one married to another sister, Nepthys, murdered Osiris by tricking him into stepping into a golden coffin.

Seth slammed the lid shut and threw the body into the Nile. While Seith took the throne, Isis rescued the body of her husband from Byblos, where it had been carried by the Nile, and brought it back to Egypt. Seth, however, seized the body once more, ripped it into fourteen pieces and threw them into the Nile.

Wherever a piece of his body was found by Isis, there, in what would be considered a sacred burial place, a temple could be built. Once Isis had collected all the pieces of Osiris' body together, she turned into a kite, wheeling and screeching, and with the breeze from her wings, breathed life back into the body of Osiris.

The protective wings of Isis are thus to be seen enfolded around may coffins and sacrophagi, that they too may breathe new life into the soul of the dead.

"Renowned for her skillful use of witchcraft and magic, Isis was particularly remembered by the Ancient Egyptians as 'strong of tongue', that is being in command of words of power 'which she knew with correct pronunciation, and halted not in her speech, and was perfect both in giving the command and in saying the word' 'Egyptian Magic'. In short she was believed, by means of her voice alone, to be capable of bending reality and overriding the laws of physics."
- Graham Hancock, Fingerprints of the Gods

"The earliest representations of Isis depict her crowned with the throne. The horned disk was Hathor's symbol and only merged with the Isian headgear in later dynasties. The symbols of Isis are the throne, the tat, knot or buckle, and the sustrum [rattle]. She shares the latter with Hathor and Bast. Her color is clear sky blue. Isis was a magician, possibly the archetype for the high priestess of the tarot. She learned her magic from Thoth, although according to some legends she obtained her powers from Ra himself by tricking him into revealing his name to her, thus acquiring his full magical knowledge."
- Murray Hope, Practical Egyptian Magic

"Isis got her name form the Greek translation of the Coptic Esi. In a sense, it is the throne that makes the king; the king receives his authority by taking his place on the throne. In this way, Isis is seen to be the mother of the king, and she appears as such throughout the iconography of Egypt."
- An Encyclopedia of Archetypal Symbolism

"The kernel of the Isis archetype is the consciousness of being the seat of life; a woman's awareness of her own function of beginner, nurturer and medium for life to accomplish its means."
> - Manuello Dunn Mascetti, The Song of Eve

"The Spirit of Nodens - God of the Great Deep - flashed forth as lightning from the depths and formed a throne in celestial realms - a seat of stone - whereon the Goddess was established. She ruled from the throne of stone which Nodens had fashioned, and about her the temple of Nu-Isis grew into being. This also was of stone, hollowed out, and of the lightning. And this Seat of Stone whirled forth in the heavens - the vehicle of Nodens' fire - veiled from mortal eyes by a vitreous curtain of deep unyielding ocean."
- Kenneth Grant, The Hidden God

"Isis, represented in the Song of Solomon by the dark maid of Jerusalem, is symbolic of receptive nature - the watery, maternal principle which creates all things out of herself after impregnation has been achieved by the virility of the sun."
- Manly P. Hall, Masonic, Hermetic, Quabbalistic & Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy

Isis' magic was allied to the wisdom of Thoth and given to mankind as a skill in Healing; she was also responsible, as the counterpart of Osiris, for teaching the household arts to women. She taught them weaving and spinning, and how to grind the corn. Her strongest appeal was to the sorrowing wife and devoted mother - every woman could identify with her and she has been seen by some commentators as the archetype of a cult that continues in the Christian churches to the present day."
- Richard Patrick, Egyptian Mythology

Classical - Greek - Roman Times

Many say that Isis was the Goddess Artemis Diana of Ephesus .

The Temple of Diana in Ephesus, Turkey
The temples had flames - life force creation

Ephesus was the greatest Temple City in Asia Minor. It was dedicated to the Great Goddess Artemis Diana. This Temple was the last of the Great Goddess Temples to remain open and was the site of Goddess worship well into the Christian era.

The Temple was brightly painted and inlaid with stone. Most ancient Temples and statues that we see as pristine white, were brightly colored and vibrant. The colors would have similar to those found in Egyptian art. Statues were usually painted to resemble giant lifelike beings.

"Her form and characteristics were adapted to suit Greek requirements and the Greek imagination. Her form was not difficult to modify. The goddess, who even in the latest Egyptian temple images was depicted was wearing the ancient robe with shoulder-straps, and thus remote from current fashion, was for the Greek worshiper represented as clad in contemporary Egyptian costume. Her drapery was Greek, her Egyptian attributes (headgear) were reduced in size; and certain new characteristics were added (e.g., the cornucopia). The cornucopia was the property of the almighty Tyche, from which she dispensed her gifts in arbitrary fashion; and it is Tyche who is now assigned to Isis. This symbolizes a very fundamental process: fate, which in the Greek world had emancipated itself fully from the power of the gods and had even posed a threat to their existence, is here placed under the guiding hand of Isis."

Another characteristic that cannot be derived from the Egyptian Isis image is contained in the phrase: "'I am the lady of seafaring' - a clear and succinct confirmation of the archaeological evidence that Isis was related to navigation, which in former times was obviously not part of her sphere. This latter activity helped to make her an all-encompassing deity."

"The first great temple built specifically in honor of Isis was begun in Dynasty XXX by Nectanebo II (360-343 BC) who built the Temple of Isis at Behbeit-el-Hagar, which lies between Tanta and Damietta in the Eastern Delta."

"The cult of Isis was widespread in the Egypt of the dynastic period. From Egypt it spread northwards to Phoenicia, Syria and Palestine; to Asia Minor; to Cyprus, Rhodes, Crete, Samos and other islands in the Aegean; to many parts of mainland Greece - Corinth, Argos and Thessaly amongst them; to Malta and Sicily; and, finally, to Rome. In the first century BC, Isis was perhaps the most popular goddess in the Eternal City, from which her cult spread to the furthest limits of the Roman Empire, including Britain: her only rival was Mithras.
- Barbara Watterson, The Gods of Ancient Egypt

"Cyril, the Bishop of Alexandria, had openly embraced the cause of Isis, the Egyptian goddess, and had anthropomorphized her into Mary, the mother of God."
- H. P. Blavatsky, Isis Unveiled

"Immaculate is our Lady Isis...the very terms applied afterwards to that personage (the Virgin Mary) who succeeded to her form, titles, symbols, rites, and ceremonies....Thus, her devotees carried into the new priesthood the former badges of their profession, the obligation to celibacy, the tonsure, and the surplice, omitting, unfortunately, the frequent ablutions prescribed by the ancient creed." "The 'Black Virgins' , so highly reverenced in certain French cathedrals - proved, when at last critically examined - basalt figures of Isis!'"
- King, The Gnostics and their Remains

July 27, 2002 - Working with Harmonics and Tuning Forks

Z and I have been working with harmonics and tuning forks - the energies of the Verrazano Bridge - another tuning fork - you need to work with at least two at a time - and the grid point merges.

Email from Anna

I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, and took my camera knowing that I would find something in the Egyptian collection.

I found a tablet showing 2 tuning forks with lines of energy connecting them. It was attached to a statue of Isis and somebody I had not ever heard of - Wepwawet. It had something to do with prayers to those two Gods.

Note the 'M' reversing based on the harmonics of the rods.
"M"= Male = 3 = The game of Triad
The tone --->Reverse = "W" = Woman = Aquarius
They each appear to hold a horseshoe magnet.

Wepwawe - Anubis - The ancient Egyptian jackal god of war and the funerary cult. He was a cemetary god at Asyut (Siut). His name means "opener of the ways"; he opened the ways for the armies of the Pharaos and for the spirits of the dead. He was depicted on the shedshed, the standard which led the armies to the battlefields. Wepwawet originated in Upper Egypt, but symbolized the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt. He was worshipped as the god of death in Abydos, where he led the processions at the feasts of Osiris.